Saturday, May 20, 2006

The Head of the Class!!

Today, Pappy graduated from beginner training school; he's got brains and beauty. During final exams, he had a record-setting run of 15 sits in a 30 second period, shattering the previous record of 13 sits from another class. He followed this with a class-best eight downs in 30 seconds. We would have tied or beat the record of nine, but for a minor treat miscue between Papster and his mom. Our secret? Under normal circumstances he is no more inclined to follow commands than the next mutt, but where there are some treats to be had he is super-focused dog. Also we took him to the dog park prior to class, where he worked all the distractability out of his system with his pals Jack and Sweet Pea.

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